It looks like the 2019 Cadillac XT5 will continue without bigger changes. The attractive mid-size crossover is considered as quite fresh since it came two years ago. If we consider Cadillac’s policy, it is pretty much for sure that there will not be some bigger surprises for the third year of production. We are about to see a familiar design, with the pretty much same exterior and interior looks.
On the other side, we could see some smaller updates in terms of equipment. Each trim level should get some new standard feature. On the other side, the powertrain will definitely remain the same. You have a choice between proven V6 and more advanced and efficient turbo inline-four. So, if you are looking for some well-equipped SUV, with plenty of interior space and great performances, 2019 XT5 could be a good choice for you. It will come late in the year.
2019 Cadillac XT5 design
Since it is still pretty fresh, we don’t expect changes in terms of base design characteristics. The 2019 Cadillac XT5 will continue with the same design, including exterior look. The styling of this crossover comes in a pretty familiar manner. It completely follows brand’s newest design language. Compared to its predecessor SRX, it features much sharper lines and much better aerodynamics. Also, it features bigger overall dimensions, which provide much more space inside.
Speaking of interior design, the company presented some brand-new technologies with this model such as a streaming video rear-view mirror. There is also an Electronic Precision Shift, which replaces the standard hydraulic shifter with an electronic controller. Finally, the overall comfort has been raised to the next level. Besides more space and new technologies, there are more standard features in the offer, especially in terms of safety and convenience.
2019 Cadillac XT5 trim levels
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 will continue in a familiar equipment organization. The base model will come with standard features like rear parking sensors, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front passenger seats etc. There are also tech features like 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, eight-speaker Bose sound system with satellite radio etc. The Luxury trim adds things like leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, front parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring.
The next one is the Luxury Premium. This version adds new standard features like 20-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension that constantly adjusts to road conditions, ventilated front seats, interior accent lighting, a navigation system, the upgraded Bose sound system etc. Finally, there is a top-range Platinum trim, with unique 20-inch wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, a hands-free power liftgate, a rear camera mirror, a top-view camera system and a head-up display.
2019 Cadillac XT5 engines
We definitely won’t see changes in this aspect. The 2019 Cadillac XT5 will continue with the same two engines in the offer. There is a familiar 3.6 V6 engine, which delivers around 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with an 8-speed automatic. This version provides pretty quick acceleration and speed. With this engine, 2019 Cadillac XT5 will need around 6.5 seconds for the 0-60 sprint, while a top speed goes around 130 miles per hour.
On the other side, optional 2.0-liter turbo inline-four delivers 258 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. This engine also comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission but has a much better fuel economy. It goes around 18 mpg in the city and up to 26 on a highway.
2019 Cadillac XT5 release date and price
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 will come in usual time. So, it should come in the last quarter of 2018. We don’t expect changes in price. So, base models will go around 41.000 dollars, while top-range models could go up to almost 65.000 dollars.
Competition is tough. There are models like Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5, BMW X3 and many others.
I hope the 2019 XT5 will offer a DISABLE button for the start/stop engine!